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>one of those days…

>Have you ever had a day where just wanted to stay in bed? Looking back..perhaps–I should have just stayed in bed.  Have you ever had a day…that you drove–(quite a distance) to a destination…and parked and went in.. and asked for the people you were meeting? but realized you were in the wrong spot? So you went to another destination…and well asked for the people you were suppose to be meeting with? …and YEP you were still in the wrong spot?… Well third’s time is a charm right?… you finally get to the RIGHT spot(quite a distance from spot A and B), and ask the for the people you need to meet–meet with them… and then head to the office…

Ahhh fun times!(and all of that was before 11:30am!)…. I had some good news in the mid-afternoon, I have an ‘official’ parking spot…with a NUMBER and a plug in (which isn’t such a big deal now that spring has arrived, but next winter it will be nice to be able to plug in!)..this also means that I won’t have to park in the “scramble” lot–(basicly you park wherever, and often it’s like miles away from the college)… this made me VERY happy….. like giggle and like a school girl!!

Until I had another moment… have you ever called one place, asking for someone? and told that they don’t work there? and you are very confused? and hang up…. well I have… and then you have a ‘helpful’ coworker tells you that apparently there are TWO places called that on the list–and I obviously had called A and I needed to call B…goodness me? seriously? argh…. apparently it’s just one of those days…. (and people here in Winnipeg in my field–well they just might think I’m a bit crazy…but that’s ok….I’m learning.. and well won’t make those mistakes again!)

Oh.. and one more thing… Milo is VERY dirty… and well I’m afraid of ‘car-washes’ long story, but since you asked!! When I was little, probably 3 1/2 or so… my mum lost a windsheild in a car wash, NO I wasn’t in the car..that joy was left to my little brother in the backseat but I’ve heard the stories.. and well successfully have avoided having to go in them myself–because well I didn’t have a car until now.  Now this windshield might have been lost because my mum was unsure about how to USE the carwash…and didn’t put the car into park (but didn’t know she had to do that–or something)…so here’s the deal I don’t know how to use one… and I’m sure there’s instructions but I’m terrified of doing something wrong, and well breaking up Milo’s windshield…I’ve almost thought of asking someone to take him through for me but that just makes me look like ‘stupid’ girl…and I don’t like playing that role…but very soon I’m going to have to take him through one… because apparently while I was looking for the meeting spot first thing this morning… I got stuck in a puddle–and sprayed mud ALL over the passenger door and window…. yup…. it’s disgusting… so yet one more thing to deal with! 

Perhaps…another day…as tonight I’m vegging and heading to bed fairly soon… because I have two more ‘meetings’ out of the office first thing tomorrow morning…! Let’s hope I don’t get lost heading to them.

>…last one to leave…

>I didn’t even leave that late—just 4:15pm on a Friday afternoon, but alas there were no other cars in the lot to be found!!  Milo looks very lonely….

This was taken February 26th, 2010…I just downloaded my photos from my iPhone yesterday!

>Day 13…


So I was walking the LONG walk to my parking lot… yes, I have a 15min walk from my car to MY office… HECK I’m not really complaining… it’s good exercise. And there is interesting things to look at along my walk.. So I basicly enter my workplace through one building…go to the second floor and then walk through this ‘bridge- hallway’ thingy that joins the two buildings… This hallway is pictured above….

Today I was reflecting on my day, and how amazing it was… how it’s been 13 days since coming to Winnipeg I’m doing really great!!! THEN I look at the wall.. at the pipes…. and see well this..  

Apparently I’m walking through the “asbestos” hallway… to get to my car every day… (I know it’s probably all safe and everything… it’s just labelled for everyone knows that there is Asbestos behind those pipes for repairs and such)!!  I stopped and started to laugh out loud..(I kid you not)… I was alone…and the reason you might ask? well I had been walking along this hallway every day since starting… and now on the 13th day of the month I realize I’m walking through the “asbestos” hallway…. It’s a good thing I’m not superstitious!! and 13 is my lucky number!

PS. These photos were taken with my iPhone…(have I mentioned how much I LUV that thing!?)